Ireland’s remarkable week of sporting success ratcheted up another level Thursday after the country was named as host nation of the 2026 Ryder Cup.
In a week that Shane Lowry won the British Open at Portrush and Ireland’s cricketers embarrassed England at Lord’s, Adare Manor was chosen as the venue for one of golf’s biggest showpiece events.
Not since 2006 has Ireland hosted the event, an occasion where Europe claimed a record third consecutive triumph with a crushing victory at County Kildare.
The news will be of great interest to local business with over 270,000 people having watched Europe’s victory over the US at last September’s event at France’s Le Golf National near Versailles.
According to a report compiled by researchers from Sheffield Hallam University’s Sport Industry Research Center, the 2018 Ryder Cup brought in €235.7 million to the economy.
The report found that economic activity in France as a result of the country hosting The 2018 Ryder Cup amounted to €235.7 million ($263 million).
The next three venues for the competition have already been decided with Whistling Straits, Wisconsin, hosting in 2020, Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, Rome, in 2022 and Bethpage Black, Farmingdale, New York, in 2024.